Nine people were injured in a 3-alarm fire that engulfed three buildings on St. Marks Avenue in Crown Heights yesterday, Wednesday. One 14-year-old boy jumped from a window 3 stories high to escape the flames.
The blaze originally started in the top floor of 1230 St. Marks Ave, about 11:06 a.m., FDNY spokesman Jim Long said. The fire spread to the neighboring floors of the three-story apartment buildings at 1228 and 1232 St. Marks Avenue, Long said.
Lisa Atchison, 58, who lives at 1232 St. Marks Ave., heard screaming coming from the building next door and then heard neighbors yelling “Jump! Jump!” to a boy peering out of a third-floor window at 1230 St. Marks Ave.
She then saw the boy leap from the window, she said.